NCST operates as a think-tank and an advisory board for the Government of Rwanda and is composed mainly of analysts and support staffs to achieve NCST’s main mission outlined in Article No5 of the Law No 80/2013 establishing NCST.

NCST Focus: 2 strategic themes covering 9 national science and technology key issues cross-cutting 10 national priority areas including agriculture; energy, natural resources and environment; industry development and technology transfer; information and communications technology (ICT), public health and medicine; construction, transport and communications; science and technology in education; business development, legislation and regulation; defense and security.

NCST Governing Body – National Science and Technology Council

As stipulated in the law No 80/2013, NCST is governed through the National Science and Technology Council, a high-level decision making body which provides strategic guidance to NCST and ensure that its activities are carried out in line with a clearly defined national science, technology, research and innovation agenda. Members of the Council are selected from both the public and private sectors, including individuals with experience and expertise valuable to the achievement of NCST’s core mandate.

NCST Core Business Processes

NCST core business processes are categorized into two themes managed through two main departments:

NCST Corporate Services and Operations

To manage and execute key business processes associated with the operations and core activities of NCST, a pool of professionals and specialists is dedicated to the handling of financial operations, procurement, internal audit, support to NCST’s office business administration and information system management. One of NCST’s strategic goals is to achieve increased institutional efficiency and continuous improvement by applying the principles of LEAN Management across all NCST’s business processes.